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Time Off Around the World

It’s the day after Christmas: Are you reading this blog post from work
or are you home for the holidays? How is your vacation time as compared
to other workers from around the world?

Here’s a graph from the Economist,
based on the data compiled by consultancy group Mercer:

North Americans are more industrious than South Americans [...].
Asians work harder than Europeans. Among the feckless workers from the
old continent, those in the troubled economies of Greece, Spain and
Portugal have among the most generous holiday allowances.

What’s the statutory minimum time off companies in the United States
have to give its employees? None: the chart above showed a typical 15
days time off that most companies give its workers, but that’s not required
by law.

The Mercer Report
– via The

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December 26th, 2011

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